Daily Devotional – “Do Not Fear”

By on June 1, 2020
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Mark 5: 35-39. 103 times in the bible, God says not to fear. He understands the human condition and understands our frailty.

 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”

36 Overhearing[c] what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”

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37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.”

What is fear?

Jesus clearly states in the scripture above that the opposite of fear is faith and belief. Earlier in the book of Mark, Jesus was woken during the storm. He rose to tell the winds and waves to be still saying “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:40

Fear is really the revelation that we are looking in the wrong direction. We often fear based on our own or other people’s previous actions. We are focused on those and not on God and His truth. By focusing on the previous transgressions we don’t see God’s working all things together for our good and His glory.

Faith requires us to release ownership and judgment to God. We submit our desires to see vindication and leave everything at the foot of the cross. Our eyes remain focused on Jesus as we leap into His arms over all the turmoil and concerns of this world.

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you, God, that You are who my faith is in. I do not place my hopes and desires in the hands of one that is not righteous and truthful. I certainly do not have the power to control and work all things together. I look to You today for my solutions and strength.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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Daily Devotional – “Do Not Fear”